I love my country- but I fear my government . And increasingly- its citizens

For at least 20+ years I have off and on sported the bumbersticker: “I love my country but I fear my government”. But increasingly I feel the need for an addendum… “its citizens”

Because I see a rise in fear. In hatred. In intolerance. A rise in thinking based on “religion” rather then facts and evidence. A willingness to accept information, without fact checking, that supports ones views. A rise in nationalism. A rice in conspiracy theories- often ones that can be easily debunked.  In absolutism. A rise in intolerance for ANY views different from their own…

And for the record- this is not based on what I see on the “news” or “the net”, but from extensive travels, as I have done for decades, throughout our country and the world.


About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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